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WWI Stories – George Schneider

Pamela Castle shares the story of her paternal grandfather, George Schneider.

George-Adam-Schneider-Mentioned-in-despatches2George was my paternal grandfather. He served in 1 Pioneers Battalion AIF. Family stories tell of his task of tunneling during WWI, and he showed significant bravery on the battlefield.

He was mentioned in despatches from England – Winston Churchill has signed the original document in his role as Secretary of State of War.

George was poisoned with mustard gas and returned home with health issues as a result of his service.

Sadly, George passed away when I was quite young.